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Capodimonte Astronomical Observatory – The Museum of Astronomical Instruments

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The Capodimonte Astronomical Observatory is the Neapolitan branch of the National Institute of Astrophysics, INAF, Italy's main body for astronomical and astrophysical research from the ground and space. It houses the Museum of Astronomical Instruments, which has about one hundred objects and is a unique testimony, in the whole of continental Mezzogiorno, of the astronomical instruments used throughout the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth century: theodolites, meridian circles, photometers, spectrographs, altazimuth telescopes, calculation instruments, etc. Most of the collection is kept in the museum. Most of the collection is housed in a room adjacent to the auditorium, where two 16th-century pieces from the Farnese collection and the Reichenbach meridian circle, among the observatory's earliest and most important instruments, are on display.

Capodimonte Astronomical Observatory – The Museum of Astronomical Instruments

Salita Moiariello, 16, 80131 Napoli NA, Italy

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